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Shoot: The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk

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The GSP Saturn drilling rig arrives in the port of Murmansk after an accident occurred on November 7 during the towing of the rig from its exploratory drilling location in the Pechora Sea. The drilling rig was caught in an Arctic storm, sustaining damage to its helicopter landing pad and losing one lifeboat. Everyone on-board, a total of 46 people, had to be evacuated from the rig to the accompanying support vessels according to the Russian Ministry of Transport. The GSP Saturn was then stuck at sea for about a week, during stormy and poor conditions, before it was finally towed to Murmansk. The GSP Saturn was commissioned by Gazprom-Neft to drill exploratory wells at its Dolginskoye license block where it expects to extract Arctic offshore oil. On November 13th 2014 Gazprom-Neft announced it had discovered gas at Dolginskoye, but had not yet discovered oil.
In December 2011 a winter storm hit the Kolskaya drilling rig, also commissioned by a Gazprom subsidiary, as it was being towed in the Okhotsk Sea. The rig capsized and sank, killing 53 of the 67 people on-board the rig during towing.
The GSP Saturn is owned by Grupi Servicci Petroliere. The support vessels involved in the towing operation are the AHTS Stril Challenger, AHTS Stril Commander, and AHTS Strilbord (Norway) and rescue vessel Spasatel Karev (Russia).
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
19 Nov, 2014
The GSP Saturn Arrives in Murmansk
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